Ivy Chuang is a sophisticated, experienced and acclaimed flutist from Hong Kong who also possesses an impressive command of piccolo. She maintains a distinctive and versatile musical career. She is a regular freelance flute and piccolo player with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. She learned to play the flute at the tender age of 10, and at 17, she made her heralded debut with Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. She spent her early days after graduation touring with the orchestra.
On the international stage, Ivy made appearances as a freelance musician with Orquesta Sinfónica del Principado de Asturias and Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra. She was also invited by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2011 as guest piccoloist for its China Tour, and by Boston University Wind Ensemble in 2015 as guest piccolo soloist. In addition, she has appeared as a soloist with Hong Kong Wind Ensemble, Providence College Wind Ensemble and Chung Chi Wind Orchestra.
Over the years, Ivy has worked with some of the world’s finest conductors, such as Pinchas Zukerman, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Lorin Maazel, Sergiu Comissiona, Edo de Waart, Sir Neville Marriner and Jaap van Zweden. Being a highly sought-after artist, Ivy has also made impressive performances in world-class venues such as the Royal Concertgebouw, Konzerthaus Berlin and Tokyo Suntory Hall. Her outstanding performance has brought her to concerts across four continents.
Ivy is also very devoted and passionate about teaching. She aspires to promote flute education in Hong Kong. She is one of the few professionals who teaches flute and piccolo in the music faculty of every local tertiary institution. She is currently teaching at The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Baptist University, Education University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In addition, Ivy is frequently invited to present masterclasses and as a jury for auditions and competitions in Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Thailand and the US.
Ivy is an alumnus of the Asian Youth Orchestra and went on a world tour with the orchestra for two years. She is now the faculty of Hong Kong Music Summer Orchestra organised by Asian Youth Orchestra.
Ivy is the first ever artist and the only Asian artist of Brannen Brothers Flutemakers, Inc., a renowned maker of professional and handmade flutes and headjoints. She plays on a Brannen Brothers 19.5K Rose Gold flute with a 14K Lafin headjoint.